Cup Characteristics: Tightly-packed pellets of green tea. Memorable taste, long-lasting finish.
Ingredients: Green tea
Description: A shot of perfection. Gunpowder can seem like such an interesting name to call a tea, but its origins are said to be from a young English clerk who decided that the tiny rolled green balls of tea looked a lot like gunpowder. Hence, the name.
Our Formosa Gunpowder tea comes from Taiwan and has superior gunpowder quality than many others. The best leaves are picked off the tea bush and processed into the Gunpowder tea we know and love.
A sight for sore eyes. Boiling water causes the pellets to open up and sink slowly to the bottom in graceful, swirling patterns, giving you some pleasure while you wait for it to get ready.
A pleasant assault. Because of the precision used to create Gunpowder, it has a memorable fragrance, a slightly bitter but not unpleasant flavor, and a long-lasting finish.
Brew a teaspoon or two in your teapot, watch its patterns, inhale its fragrance and sip a tea that's been made to perfection. GROWING ALTITUDES:
1500 - 2500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): SFG (Special Formosa Gunpowder)
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Non fermented, Traditional process, Small batch crafted
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Low
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Low
INFUSION: Tending dark green